If you’re looking for a way to engage your children in gardening, sprinkle some pixie dust with the Flower Fairies™ Secret Garden Collection from Ultimate Source. Inc. (www.flowerfairiesgarden.com) – the first miniature garden products designed for ages 6 and older. Bringing Cicely Mary Barker’s charming 1920s Flower Fairies artwork and stories to life through a partnership with the Estate of Cicely Mary Barker and Penguin Random House, LLC, the 23-piece collection features eight Flower Fairy figurines, accessories ranging from a tiny tea set to a fairy door, and planter kits for assembling real or imaginary gardens that instantly whisk children into a world of make-believe.
From Daisy to Rose and beyond, each Flower Fairy in the Secret Garden Collection replicates its namesake from the illustrations in Barker’s beloved books, down to the leaves and plants in which the fairy is dressed. Sizes range from 1.6” for Baby Apple Blossom to 3.6” for Buttercup, matching the scale of Barker’s artwork as well as the size of children’s hands. Each fairy rests on a platform resembling a leaf or tree trunk to provide stability and includes wings that glow purple when exposed to sun adding to the sense of wonder evoked by the fairies themselves.
The fairies can be combined with stepping stones, teeter totters, bird baths and other accessories in the collection as well as live or artificial plants to create garden scenes straight out of each child’s imagination, instilling an appreciation for gardening and nature as well as nurturing their creativity and gift for storytelling. All items are made of durable plastic that can withstand children’s handling, suitable for both indoor and outdoor use, and safety-tested for children 6 and older. MSRPs range from $5.50 to $19.99.
“Cicely Mary Barker’s Flower Fairies have a timeless appeal that makes them a perfect fit for fairy gardening,” said Joyce Sprau, Ultimate Source Senior Manager. “Our Secret Garden Collection makes them accessible to junior gardeners for the first time and provides hours of imaginative play in a healthy, non-digital environment.”
For more information, to order online or to find the retailer nearest you, visitwww.flowerfairiesgarden.com.